Food Labeling Of Genetically Modified Organisms Essay
a. Yes, thanks to a helpful desk clerk, I was actually able to find many foods that are probably genetically modified including soda, corn tortillas, chips, oils, and even some cereals.
2. How do you know, as a consumer, if you are eating engineered foods? Is it clearly marked which items contain GMOs?
a. As a consumer the only way to know for sure if the food you are eating is GMO or not is one to keep up with the types of foods that are being genetically modified, be aware of the types of food that you are eating, and eat more locally grown foods that are not grown using modified seeds.
b. " The House has passed the Safe and Affordable Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599) to regulate the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food. The legislation will prevent states and other localities from enacting mandatory labeling of food that contains GMOs, while at the same time setting up a voluntary non-GMO certification to be run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. H.R. 1599 would block states that have already passed mandatory labeling laws from enforcing those regulations. The bill will also require that the Food and Drug Administration be consulted before a GMO is brought to market. This consultation is currently voluntary." (House passes GMO labeling bill, 2015)
3. Does it matter? Should GMOs be labeled?
a. Yes it matters, however, only to each individual that is affected by GMO 's.…